“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists."
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Palatinate is a region in south-western Germany. Many thousands of Palatine immigrants were driven out of Germany by war, famine, despotic rule and disease. They were attracted to Pennsylvania by the first settlers who sent back favorable reports.
Anna Catherine Willeman Spitelmaier was born in 1683 and was baptized on March. 20, 1683. She was the daughter of Heinrich and Maria Appelonia Willemann.
Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
Various spellings of Spitelmaier -
Spttlemayer, Spittelmaer, Spitelmier, Spittlemayer, Specklemire, Spittelmyer